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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Sat Aug 31, 2013 2:51 pm

You are spoiling them birdies Nan ;-) .....Birds instead of flowers -O \O
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Sharifa » Fri Sep 06, 2013 2:39 pm

This is a first for my garden O/\ O\/ ^Q^

A Southern Masked Weaver building a nest on the Coral tree

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and a Black-chested Prinia singing his praises O/\

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:44 pm

O:V O:V O:V Would love to see more, Sharifa - your bird photography is O/\ O/\ O/\

And looking at these delicate woven nests is fascinating, even if you watch it again and again ^Q^

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 3:50 pm

wow nice... to have those birds in your garden O/\ O/\ O/\ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:04 pm

Wow Sharifa - brilliant pics of the SMW.
^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by steamtrainfan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:16 pm

Here is my contribution of a Southern Masked Weaver dismantling a nest taken today.

Hmmmm..... now where do I start.
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GOING.......
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GOING.......
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GOING.........
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GOING........
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GONE.
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And here I thought it was the female that dismantled nests.

He then proceeded to put the final touches to a new nest he was building.

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Fascinating to watch how they thread the strands into such an intricate pattern. Nature is truly amazing.
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:27 pm

superb ^Q^
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Toko » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:34 pm

Thank you, stf ^Q^ ^Q^ ^Q^ Interesting and great pics you managed. O:V O:V O:V O:V

Is deconstruction of nests a usual thing :-?

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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by nan » Fri Sep 06, 2013 6:39 pm

Toko wrote:.... Is deconstruction of nests a usual thing :-?.....
if females are not happy.... YES =O:
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Re: Garden Bird Pictures

Post by Lisbeth » Fri Sep 06, 2013 8:31 pm

Soon you will have little ones, Sharifa ;-) O:V

Great Pics of the destruction work, STF \O
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